[EM] Cartoon about single-mark ballots

robert bristow-johnson rbj at audioimagination.com
Fri Sep 23 12:03:41 PDT 2016

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Subject: Re: [EM] Cartoon about single-mark ballots

From: "VoteFair" <ElectionMethods at VoteFair.org>

Date: Fri, September 23, 2016 1:33 pm

To: "election-methods at lists.electorama.com" <election-methods at lists.electorama.com>


> On 9/19/2016 1:57 AM, Kristofer Munsterhjelm wrote:

> > Come to think of it, why do so few people in non-swing-states vote for

> > third-party candidates? It seems that if you're in a safe state, your

> > vote doesn't matter, and so you can vote for whoever you want for the

> > signal effect.
it's really the same reason why so many people watch crap on TV or why so many listen to music that's crap or eat crap at McD or buy crap at WalMart.
3rd party candidates are like unknown indie bands.

> In the U.S., third-party presidential candidates are not really

> qualified for the job.
that's a matter of opinion.
this year it should be obvious that even a major party candidate is hardly qualified for the job.  but i agree with you that neither Gary Johnson nor Jill Stein are qualified.
i think in 2000 (and i am still pissed at him
for running that year) Ralph Nader would have been qualified for the job.
and in 1980, most certainly John Anderson was qualified.


r b-j                  rbj at audioimagination.com

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
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